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National Cathedral Raises $2M For Quake Repairs

Washington National Cathedral says it has raised $2 million to cover restoration work after last year’s earthquake severely damaged the building.

02/22/2012

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Businessman To Donate $7.5M For Washington Monument Repairs

A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that’s needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument caused by last summer’s East Coast earthquake.

01/19/2012

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Report Details Damage To Washington Monument

The earthquake-damaged Washington Monument has extensive cracking and chipped stones near its peak that left it highly vulnerable to rainfall, and inspectors found cracks and loose stones along the entire length of the 555-foot structure, according to a report released Thursday by the National Park Service.

12/23/2011

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Engineers Report Washington Monument Needs Major Repairs Due To Quake Damage

Dangerously damaged. A team of engineers releases its report on the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. rocked by an earthquake in September. And the results are disturbing.

12/22/2011

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Officials Say D.C. Is Better Prepared For Disasters

Federal and local officials say the Washington area is better equipped to respond to emergencies in the wake of an earthquake and a freak snowstorm that snarled traffic this year.

12/07/2011

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USArray Headed To Maryland To Monitor East Coast Earthquake Activity

Peeking under the covers. A National Science Foundation project is coming to Maryland to monitor the Earth.

11/24/2011

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Series Of Events Planned At Reopened Cathedral

The Washington National Cathedral is open again, and a number of events are being held at the
earthquake-damaged building.

11/14/2011

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National Cathedral Holds First Service Since Quake

Washington’s National Cathedral held its first public worship service since it was damaged in an August earthquake.

11/13/2011

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National Cathedral Reopens With Consecration

A new bishop has been consecrated at the Washington National Cathedral — the first event at the cathedral since it was damaged by an earthquake in August.

11/12/2011

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Earthquake Hero: Park Ranger Says She Was ‘Terrified’ As Washington Monument Shook

Imagine the terror felt by tourists inside at the very top of the Washington Monument on that quiet summer afternoon when the earth shook.

11/03/2011

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Union Station’s Main Hall Reopens After Repairs

The main hall of Union Station in Washington has reopened after repairs were made to a ceiling damaged by the 5.8-magnitude quake in August.

10/31/2011

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Dominion Says Nuclear Plants Ready To Restart

Two Virginia nuclear reactors shut down since an earthquake hit the state in August did not suffer damage that would prevent them from running and are ready to restart, the plant’s operator told the government.

10/21/2011

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